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Previous Events

A future without pesticides - How will EU rules impact my farm?, GYS, Wednesday 13th July 2016

Current European Commission Directives has resulted in the loss of pesticide registration of some important crop protection products from the UK marketplace. This is a challenging time for British Agriculture that will still need to become more sustainable and productive using fewer pesticides in a continued volatile market place. Relying on limited active ingredients could lead to pesticide resistance and lower crop yields. The Farmer-Scientist Network highlighted alternative approaches and new technical opportunities that will steer the way forward over the coming years.

BREXIT Europe! In or out?, Ulverston Auction Mart, North Lonsdale Terrace, Ulverston, Thursday 5th May 2016

Furness Farmers Club  hostied a meeting at Ulverston Auction Mart in conjunction with the CLA. Our Speaker for the Evening - Wyn Grant provided a balanced view of the pros and cons of Britain leaving the EU.


Future Farmers of Yorkshire Evening Meeting, Brexit: Shall we stay or shall we go? Pavilions of Harrogate,  Tue 16th February 2016

With a referendum over the UK's future in Europe in the wings & polls suggesting a close battle, there are many questions that need to be answered before the implication for UK farms of 'Brexit' can be gauged.


The Implications of Brexit for Agriculture: Public Debate, The Garden Rooms at Tennants Auction House, Thur 10 March 2016

An opportunity for the public to attend a free open meeting to discuss the Farmer-Scientist Network Brexit report and debate its implications.


Breakfast Seminar, The battle to combat black-grass, Great Yorkshire Show, Thur 16th July 2015

With an ever-decreasing arsenal of agrochemicals available, farmers have to deal with pests, diseases and weeds that are becoming increasingly resistant to chemical control. No where is this more obvious than with the steady rise of herbicide resistance in black-grass. The breakfast seminar aimed to supply farmers with the knowledge and long term planning tactics to deal with resistance on the ground as informed by University and Institute scientists carrying out the latest research. Chaired by Rob Edwards, Head of Agriculture at Newcastle University and research lead of the BBSRC-funded black-grass herbicide resistance initiative (BGRI), colleagues from Sheffield University and Rothamsted Research presented their latest results in understanding and combatting this serious threat to UK arable farming. Mr Tom Allen-Stevens, a self confessed Oxfordshire 'herbaholic' shared his personal battle over the last few decades with black-grass. The foramt of the day included: 

For those who are interested in the project, please visit the Black-grass Resistance Initiative:, or email: [email protected], tel: 01582 763 133 ext: 2310. For those who follow twitter: @BlackGrassRI

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